January 4, 2009

Triple 999 in 2009 Reading Challenge






1. Challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2009.

2. Choose 9 categories of your own that you would like to read 9 books EACH in.

3. You will be allowed 9 overlaps, for a total of 72 unique book titles.

4. You may overlap these 72 titles with any other challenge.

5. You may change your list or your categories at any time.


This one will be the hardest of the challenges.
I am constantly updating this list.
My tentative categories and books:


9 CLASSICS
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
4. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (August 2009)
5. My Antonia by Willa Cather
6. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
7. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
8. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
9. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

9 MEMOIRS/BIOGRAPHIES

1. The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh (Jan. 2009)
2. Death of Innocence: The Hate Crime that Changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson
3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (March 2009)
4. We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families by Philip Gourevitch
5. My Times: A Memoir of Dissent by John L. Hess
6. That Went Well by Terrell Harris Dougan
7. Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters- and One Man’s Search to Find Them by Andrew Carroll (March 2009)
8. The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
9. Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross (March 2009)


9 SELF-IMPROVEMENT
1. Fondling Your Muse by John Warner
2. How to Be Totally Miserable: A Self-Hinder Book by John Blytheway (April 2009)
3. The Fibromyalgia Relief Book by Williamson (July 2009)
4. Happiness is a Choice by Barry Neil Kaufman
5. Your Personal Guide to Living Well with Fibromyalgia from The Arthritis Foundation (June 2009)
6. The Illustrated Guide to Massage and Aromatherapy (it’s not all illustrations!) (August 2009)
7. Celebrate Life: New Attitudes for Living with Chronic Illness by Kathleen Lewis
8. You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! By Kelly and Ramundo (on A.D.D.)
9. The Pain Survival Guide by Turk & Winter



9 BOOKS ABOUT ASIA AND ASIAN CULTURE
1. Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne by Bill Hills (Japan) (March 2009)
2. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (India) (August 2009)
3. The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights (Arabic)
4. Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong and Howard Goldsblatt (China)
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)(Jan. 2009)
6. The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition by Rikki Ducornet
7. A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman (Sri Lanka)
8. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortensen (Pakistan)
9. The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past by Karin Evans

9 BOOKS MADE INTO MOVIES
1. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver (July 2009)
2. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
4. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (August 2009)
5. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
6. The Client by John Grisham
7. Possession by A.S. Byatt
8. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
9. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway


9 BOOKS WRITTEN IN 21ST CENTURY
1. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
2. Coffee with the Buddha by Joan Duncan (May 2009)
3. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
4. I'm Fine with God...It's Christians I Can't Stand by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz (May 2009)
5. The Universe in a Single Atom by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
6. 10 Simple Solutions to Chronic Pain by Tearman
7. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
8. On the Couch by Alisa Kwitney (Feb. 2009)
9. Away from You by Melanie Finn


9 MYSTERIES

1. 1st to Die by James Patterson

2. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs (May 2009)

3. The Coffin Dancer by Jeffrey Deaver

4. The Story of My Disappearance by Paul Watkins

5. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

6. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

7. The Client by John Grisham

8. 2nd Chance by James Patterson

9. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver (July 2009)



9 VARIOUS NONFICTION BOOKS
1. The Sugar Solution by Sari Harrar (Jan. 2009)
2. Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's Making America Fat by Hank Cardello with Doug Garr
3. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired by Francine Prose (August 2009)
4. Artist’s Journals & Sketchbooks by Lynne Perrella (Jan. 2009)
5. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Alvord & Cohen Van Pelt (May 2009)
6. Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney
7. Way off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America by Bill Geist
8. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortensen
9. Fibromyalgia for Dummies by Roland Straud and Christine Amadec (July 2009)


9 BOOKS FROM MY TBR PILE
1. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
2. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired by Francine Prose (August 2009)
3. Become a Person of Influence by Gordon A. MacFarlane (March 2009)
4. Simple Taoism by C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen Simpkins (June 2009)
5. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
6. The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Jan. 2009)
7. 100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers by Anthony F. Chiffolo (April 2009)
8. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
9. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Feb. 2009)

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